Went to York last night and it was a surprisingly good show. The old bugger still has what it takes. Vocally well We know what to expect.. No miracles there.. Musically excellent, Would have benefited from someone else on percussion.
Good selection of songs, Particularly enjoyed Up To Me, Wondering again, Change of Horses, Poet & Painter brick excerpt and Budapest. The arrangements of Aqualung & Loco breath worked very well too. Ian seems more relaxed these days which helps.
I would still like to know if Tull are finished and its all IA band from now on??.
Post by knobbythegreek on Sept 21, 2011 12:50:30 GMT
I so agree. I am not a fan as long as you but brought up on my father's recordings and treated to listening to Tull by my friends I feel that the show does not bring out the best in the music. Too much thrashing on guitar and not subtleness like Martin produces. I cannot fault his professionism but not an easy companion to Ian and Tull style. Thank you to person who spoke of the storms on my islands, they pass but much damage. My friends managed to arrive and I will meet up with them tonight.Looking forward to more music and news of Tull.
Ian Anderson - Sunday 11 September 2011 Camberley Theatre - Surrey
A sold out Camberley Theatre saw Ian Anderson with band comprising John O'hara (accordion, keyboards,) Florian Opahle (guitar) and Natalie Holt (viola) perform a mix of acoustic Tull classics and solo numbers by Florian and Natalie. The intimacy of this smaller venue (with ample leg room) afforded a great view and good atmosphere. Mr Anderson was in fine form, showing just what a supreme talent he is - great music and anecdotal entertainment. For the solo numbers Florian performed Andantino and Bach's Toccata and Fugue both superbly delivered and Natalie sang a beautiful rendition of Nightingale. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening - catch this tour if you can. Look forward to Thick as a Brick gig next year.
John and Trish.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
From the Salisbury Journal, Thursday 10th November 2011
Anderson cathedral gig
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull performing at Salisbury City Hall in 2007.
“IT gives me a warm glow to know I am doing something for this beautiful building. I want to do this concert to help preserve Salisbury Cathedral for future generations and to see people within the community supporting something,” he explains.
Anderson has performed benefit gigs in various parts of the world. “Though I am not a Christian, I am somewhere between a deist and a pantheist, I do not have a problem supporting the Anglican church. I am also performing in Catholic churches in Northern Italy.
“It is a sign of being more at ease with the festival of Christmas and its relationship with Christianity and the more secular world of sharing with a variety of cultures. Christmas is a very inclusive affair. It is for everyone.”
Anderson, who lives in Wiltshire, has visited Salisbury Cathedral as a tourist and aware of the vagaries of the acoustics in the building, hopes that by using the PA system creatively, he can distribute the music as widely as possible across the building.
“The trick is managing the PA for some delay. That way the music appears to come from different places,” he says.
The repertoire for the concert ,being held on Friday, December 16, will include a lot of Jethro Tull music as Anderson explains: “While the music is not directly Christmas music, I think it is seasonal, being strong on melody and harmony. I shall be using my usual band, so there will be the five of us and there may be a special guest or two. We will have a prayer in the programme and one or two readings. These will be by special guests.” Last year Anderson raised £25,000 for cathedral and church charities with his string of concerts, something he hopes to repeat this year.
The Dean of Salisbury, the Very Reverend June Osborne said: “We are very grateful to Ian for thinking of us and bringing his Christmas concert here, and in the real spirit of Christmas, giving his time and talents to support our beautiful medieval cathedral. We are known for our choral and classical music events, but Ian’s performance will show off what a great venue Salisbury Cathedral is for other styles of music.”
rredmond: Orion is good stuff.
May 6, 2021 13:53:56 GMT
jackinthegreen: I'm having a memory blank......has Benefit had the book version done yet?
May 6, 2021 23:50:23 GMT
Catqualung: jackinthegreen, as far as I know the book box set of Benefit is still due to be realized, but it has not appeared yet, as well that of Broadsword and the Beast, they should be the next in the row
May 8, 2021 7:36:47 GMT
jackinthegreen: Thanks Catqualung, yes, I'm sure that's the case, it will be out this year I would think
May 8, 2021 8:48:53 GMT
theothertull: Didn't know if I should laugh or cry, pathetic or what, "I played with Paul McCartney; well like a demo, no one has ever heard it, but it's big Japan. Can't remember if Paul was in the studio at the time of the demo, but ya mate, John, Paul, Ringo and I."
May 8, 2021 14:58:23 GMT
distantre: Hello Everyone and Happy Spring if it has reached where you live yet.
May 11, 2021 16:53:18 GMT
steelmonkey: Spring has sprung in California...or, at least, here in the land of two seasons, 'not rainy season' has begun.
May 15, 2021 20:48:54 GMT
steelmonkey: 'Walk Into Light' cued up as my headphone delivered soundtrack for bike ride home on empty streets at 3:00AM after 10 hour shift ends in 5 more hours.. True reward.
May 17, 2021 4:30:04 GMT
maddogfagin: safe journey Bernie
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nonrabbit: Long shifts Bernie....my thoughts to you! X
May 22, 2021 17:35:32 GMT
Equus: It is cold in Denmark... Please help! Burn all the plastic you can... Global warming now!!
May 23, 2021 9:36:20 GMT
Jack -A- Lynn: In Greece, it is sunny and warm! Smelling flowers in the air, tonight is going to be a sweet night!
May 26, 2021 17:26:40 GMT
Jack -A- Lynn: Hello tull fans,also hello to my friend acreman (if you read us)
May 26, 2021 17:27:54 GMT